"Grieve not for me, remember the BEST TIMES, the laughter, the song, the good life I lived while I was STRONG" - Ruth Ann McDonald
Constantine Steven Phillipakis II, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the age of 44. Constantine was a life long resident of Astoria and the son of Constantine "Gus" Phillipakis and Karen Flynn.
Constantine graduated from Astoria High School class of 1994 and completed his Associate's Degree / Aviation Program at Mt. Hood Community College. His interests included music, water sports, motorcycles, downhill skiing and his true love and passion, aviation. I guess we could say that he was an "adrenaline junkie". Constantine's experiences included working as a volunteer EMT, flying and working for his family's restaurant businesses, Andrew and Steve's and Stephanie's Cabin. When he had his mind set to do something, he did it well. He was a people person whose presence and smile made others feel good. He cared for the environment and loved his animals more than anything. Constantine will be remembered as a loyal and loving friend to many.
Constantine is survived by his mother Karen Flynn and her husband Marty, his sisters Anastasia Haberberger, Stephanie Dunagan and Connie Phillipakis and their families, his Godmother Renay Patterson and his daughter Annalise Tana. His father Constantine "Gus" Phillipakis and his daughter Alexa Phillipakis preceded him in death.
"Until we meet again, we will think about you always, we will talk about you still, you will never be forgotten and you never will. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain, until we meet again". - Anonymous.
Please feel free to share any of your favorite memories with the family. You may send notes or letters to Karenbflynn@yahoo.com.
Donations in memory of Constantine, his struggles and his love for animals can be sent to:
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals @ aspca.org or ASPCA Po Box 96929 Washington, DC 20090-6929
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) @ Po Box 49104 Baltimore, MD 21297